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Red spots on feet, ankles and calf. No itching or swelling. Not cured by cortizone cream. Any ideas?

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Hi , My son has had little red spots which started on his feet, ankles, and up his calfs. There is no itch, or swelling. He has had this for about 3 weeks, he saw our family doctor gave him cortizone cream, it doesn't help.
Now he says they are clumping together. Any ideas?
Posted Sun, 17 Feb 2013 in Skin Rash
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 3 hours later
Welcome to HCM!

Your son may possibly have a condition called henock schonlein purpura .

This is a vasculitis.

He may have abdominal pain,mild joint pains etc.

This presents with rash like this -initially discrete and later may become confluent.

The other possibilities are viral rash- Without fever it is unlikely to be viral in origin.

Take care
Good luck
Dr Uma

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